HOW TO CREATE A VIRTUAL HOME SCREEN KEY ON IPHONE XThere are certain stunts a few smartphone brands can pull; change whatever you may on the products, and customer loyalty still stays stronger. Now Apple is definitely one of those brands. And talking about stunts, the X model got released with a little surprise. There is no key designated for the home location.  Nevertheless, you would discover a better process to simulating a key that would perform the “home” role for your iPhone. Not a lot of us saw this edge to edge screen modification coming when we anticipated the X. The visible button that takes you home was considered redundant. Its absence gives you the better display screen size, now substituted by the gesture-technology. Therefore the X stands out, as the only iPhone without the button. Now if you are one of those people who have an emotional attachment with the ditched key feature, there is still hope.

Here is an amazing workaround for you to get your darling home key back: 

Try a Virtual Home Key Option

Although not noticeable, the IOS actually comes with a secret home key. You can access this via your Settings. From your >Settings, select >General, and then >Accessibility and finally >Assistive Touch. The assistive function is to actually support individuals with certain challenges. Now go ahead and enable it, select the Single-Tap option, pick the Home, your simulated Home key will surface on the display.

You prefer your new Home location key (we know it is virtual) to be more of an entity key, then you can set this in the custom tap options: if you want it for a “single or double-tap”, 3D Touch or better still a long press function.  You can also move your new Home key anywhere you want it to be on the screen, it’s even more mobile unlike your old favorite, even if you feel like dragging it to the middle bottom of your screen to give it that favorite home key position. It may obstruct your navigation of other apps, so here is what to do to get it out of “apps-way”.  Migrate all your apps and create room to locate your simulated home key right at the bottom center of the screen. Now you have a home key just like the old one. Take out the word “virtual”, and they are just the same.

Portal Home Key made for iPhone X


Portal Home Key made for iPhone XDitching the visible key on the X model is one giant stride made by Apple. Although we can hardly repeat this when we consider a lot of people who can’t just help but snuggle over nostalgic moments. In this case, it is really a good thing that the home key isn’t entirely gone for good. So you may still be permitted to add other custom options so far you can locate and execute them. For example, the virtual key function is to enable users still enjoy their iPhones without really missing the button touch. But it becomes more obvious that some people still want things the way they were; “no virtual anything”, and no entirely flat surface. Just bring back the old key.

Now to attain this landmark with the X, the Apple brand discontinued with the button feature; its primary function was locating the user to the home screen, and running a finger ID. Now all these were wiped into oblivion to welcome the frameless screen.

The Portal Home Key custom made for your X

The Portal Home Key custom made for your XWell Apple has had its day, let’s skip to the part where all this is confronted with a solution. Now a Chinese firm has just created something from this challenge. It is called the portable key, custom made to serve your iPhone X “home” needs. Your X would just act out its “home roles”, with this key connected directly to its glowing entrance. Not just that, you would find additional features, like the earphone jack, and even a light on the device. You can be rest assured that with the earphone jack, the music experience while charging becomes a possible deal.

Although it doesn’t come with the luxury of a finger ID scan, the portable key can fully serve many purposes like its eliminated ancestor. Some users happened to have discovered this device way before you did, and it seems to have been positive reviews. In their opinion, the home device’s performance equals the default key on all previous iPhones which we happen to be familiar with. A push on the key, and you are taken to the home screen. If pushed twice, it switches through your applications in a quick flip. And if the key is pushed and held down, the Siri is launched. With all these, it is safe to say that right in the iOS of your X, the home function is enabled. It isn’t just supported by a button. Well who says a portable key wouldn’t do just fine.





FUTURE WITH APPLE’S NEW FEATURE FOR IOS11.3: UNDERSTANDING WHAT PRIVACY ICON IS?Apple is about to release the latest of its famous operating system for mobile phones which would be known as iOS11.3. In its preview, the operating system giant explained the new and amazing features emerging with the new operating system, but it seems the update did not offer all the improvements as captured in the explanation.

Among all the amazing features listed by Apple for the new operating system, a Privacy icon is a feature that was specifically mentioned.  A privacy Icon was discovered by Dean who is a Crystal app developer.

Based on the information contained within the Beta version, “Applications that would want to make use of a user’s personal information are intended to be protected by an “Apple ID” password”. At this point, the exact location of Privacy icon symbol has not been ascertained, but it is possible that this symbol is located at the upper part of the menu bar.

Sometime in 2017, Felix Krause who is a developer explained that the use of applet-like pop-up add-on that requires an application maker to crack any Apple ID is pretty easy. However, most people always assume that this is a real pop-up window, thereby falling prey to the type of hacking attack famously known as Phishing as shown in the image below.

FUTURE WITH APPLE’S NEW FEATURE FOR IOS11.3: UNDERSTANDING WHAT PRIVACY ICON ISHowever, this innovative step of introducing Privacy icon is commendable as it would clearly indicate when a user’s Apple ID should be rightfully requested by Apple. Otherwise, a user could easily disseminate personal details with malicious websites or apps.

This is a good news for everyone who will be looking forward to using iOS11.3 as its data and Apple ID include a new feature known as Privacy icon in order to keep your password secure.
Privacy Icon will not only work on iOS11.3, it will also be available in Apple’s TVOS and MacOS High Sierra, which will enable it to provide protection for a broad range of devices. Isn’t it amazing? I guess it is.

The beta version of iOS11.3 is presently available for developers only. Other users will have full access to the OS on their smart phones in few months. All iPad Air, Fifth generation of Ipad (iPad mini 2 inclusive), iPhone 5s, and higher phones will take iOS 13 in turn. Pro models, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch sixth generation will not be left out in the iOS13 update.



UPCOMING 3 NEW IPHONES LEAKED IN 2018The most recent Apple news making rounds at the moment is the rumored release of a jumbo-sized iPhone X this year. Analysts in the mobile phone Industry predict the possibilities of having at least three new comers in 2018. Reports have it that Apple is developing a 6.5-inch model similar to the iPhone X however it is a step ahead with a larger OLED screen. Analysts are certain that the Apple brand also intends to unveil a sequel with a OLED screen display as large as 5.8 inches. And the third guest of the new iPhones, would be amore affordable model with an edge-to-edge designed LCD screen, coupled with a TrueDepth facial recognition set at about $600 and $900 prices.

Ming Chi Kuo, a prominent analyst of KGI Securities is of the opinion that Apple may launch two new models with OLED screens, and another with an LCD screen. The two models may threaten the iPhone X popularity sooner than expected. It should be recollected that the iPhone X was the first of iPhones to utilize the OLED screen advantage, putting steps ahead in power saving, and high definition display. The anticipated releases may share similarities with the recent iPhone X, same facial recognition TrueDepth Camera, but we are likely to see new features like a 512GB-layered storage. In the same vein, many analysts believe that these expected releasesare just one of Apple’s moves tofully explore the 2H18F technology in enhancing user performance, maximizing costs and expanding the iPhone collection. Hence the focus is more on expansion than a ground-breaking change for the iPhones technologies.

Now what are the basic features to look out for?

  • The iPhone 11 or iPhone XI (suggested model name): OLED screen-5.8inches (same design as the iPhone X).
  • The iPhone X Plus or iPhone XI Plus: OLED screen-6.5inches.
  • The LCD iPhone: Comes with an LCD screen-6.1 inches, shaped like the iPhone X but a few bezels larger, Face Recognition, no 3D touch, no double rear camera lenses, more affordable range of $600 to $700.

There seems to be a recurring pattern in how Apple releases its flagship models almost every September. Whether this is a development caused by internal contingencies or a deliberate market move, Kuo remains certain that Apple will stick to the September-Autumn date.

The OLED Display Phones that Will Go on Air in 2018


The OLED Display Phones that Will Go on Air in 2018Many phone tech giants and manufacturers are planning to start 2018 on a good note, by putting out inventions that will appeal to the global market through advertisement. Interestingly all things have been set in place to expand the demand of phone users to getting fascinated by new phone features that buyers will always find irresistible from buying. In a bid to stay competitive, Apple is set on releasing more phones that have OLED features this year. Initially, the major plan for the previous years were  to release LCD feature iPhones, but a redirection towards OLED feature iPhones have made it possible for Apple to come out with a unique appeal for mobile phone users, as a top priority in 2018.

So far, a lot of things have been put into consideration as regard customer preferences for phone with more width and length. Therefore, Apple is making readjustment into designing future phones that have the capacity to allow customers view, edit and adjust images, apps and commands. In 2017, Apple made a bold step by trying out LCD features on two phones along with another set of phone with OLED features: 5.8-inch & 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch respectively. In that year, Apple was just trying to examine how OLED feature phones will be generally accepted. Interestingly, the results have come out to be overwhelming and Apple is doing a lot of work to ensure that more phone in 2018 have OLED features more than having to release more LCD feature phones into the global market.

Also, Samsung in its approach to keeping up with the pace of new technological development is bend on making the OLED features available for release this year. The reason is that a lot of speculations have been ongoing as regards Samsung coming up with phones that are foldable. Yet, the challenge that poses to the realization of this OLED feature phone, for Samsung, is based on the availability of panels that will create enough rooms for foldable phones to have this unique feature, as a 2018 new release. Moreover there is an ongoing process as regards the ways in which apps can feature perfectly on phones that are foldable.

On this note, these two tech giants are coming into this year with a cracker, as OLED Phones are their major priorities, as regards meeting the demands of the world populace. Many insider reports are coming in from different angles, as to what phone users are to expect from these tech giants. Therefore, 2018 has become a year in which OLED Phones have come to stay on selected phone series, for a better user experience.